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  • The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition's Shining Light Awards recognize those who have contributed significantly to the advancements made toward ending breast cancer in the Greater Delaware region and who have served to motivate and inspire others to be champions of the cause.

    Join us for a cocktail reception held at the Waterfall to honor this year's award recipients, Homestead Gardens, Caitlin Dunham, MD, and Ana Vargas, MSN-FNP-BC, MHA, BSN, for their continued support of our mission!

    Homestead Gardens of Smyrna has consistently demonstrated exceptional commitment to the DBCC’s mission. Through sponsorships, volunteer efforts, and community outreach initiatives, they play a vital role in supporting breast cancer education, prevention, and survivorship programs.

    Caitlin Dunham, MD is a passionate obstetrician-gynecologist whose expertise and dedication have saved countless lives. Dr. Dunham’s leadership and tenacious spirit for women's health inspire hope and progress in the fight against breast cancer.

    Ana Vargas, MSN-FNP-BC, MHA, BSN is a highly respected nurse practitioner who has dedicated her career to providing exceptional care to breast cancer patients. Her unwavering compassion and commitment to patient advocacy make her a true champion in the fight against the disease.

    Join us to help celebrate these incredible honorees in August!


    The deadline for full sponsorship benefits is July 22, 2024.

Knowledge Sponsor

  • Daily State News logo
  • iHeart logo
  • The Bacchieri Foundation

Support Sponsor

Empowerment Sponsor

  • AmeriHealth Caritas Delaware logo
  • Diane and Harry Levin Foundation

  • McDonald's & The Meoli Companies logo
  • Sourcepass logo
  • WSFS Bank logo

Awareness Sponsor

  • Christiana Cosmetic Surgery Consultants Dr. Jonathan Saunders logo
  • Delaware Electric Cooperative logo
  • Donna Stinson

  • Jen-Mor Florist logo
  • Jerry & Linda Powell

  • Marilyn Hyte & Pat McGee

  • Richard Y Johnson & Son logo
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In Support of Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition
The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) is a 501(c)(3) staffed by a combined number of 25 full-time and part-time employees and has an office serving citizens in each of the three counties in Delaware – New Castle, Kent, and Sussex. 

DBCC has developed and implemented programs tailored to the unique needs of different populations, including young women with breast cancer, African-American women, Latinas, lesbians, and women with disabilities. DBCC has trained healthcare providers who implement culturally competent care and has conducted many educational sessions for the general public in partnership with corporate and community organizations.

In addition, DBCC has referred and navigated thousands of uninsured adults for free and low-cost cancer screenings and has removed barriers to cancer screenings and treatment by providing interpretation, transportation, and support services. 

As a member of the National Breast Cancer Coalition, represented on its board of directors, DBCC has worked to support the national organization’s efforts to research the causes of breast cancer and pursue optimal treatments and cures.

The vision of the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition is to create a caring community where barriers to breast cancer screenings are removed and all persons at risk served by DBCC have access to quality care and treatment. DBCC will ensure each individual diagnosed receives resources to become a thriving survivor, armed with the knowledge and support needed to conquer this disease.